An Opera Cocktail | Theatr Mwldan Co-Production 


On Tour 2006


Starring Buddug Verona James 


A Most Murderous Musical Mystery! A hugely entertaining and enjoyable night is in store with this new, funny, feel good show, which combines music, great singing, comedy and mystery. Critics through the ages have often murdered a diva's performance through the power of a pen, but now it's time for the divas to get their revenge!... or is it justice? Join our Welsh Clouseau - Detective Inspector Gethin Gumshoe as he delves into the operatic underworld to find out WHODUNIT!

Written and directed by Chris Harris (a comic performer of genius), A Knife At The Opera gently pokes fun at critics, performers, detectives and anyone else who takes themselves too seriously, including the show's principal performer, the critically acclaimed virtuosic mezzo-soprano and actress Buddug Verona James who plays the roles of detective and divas (six prime suspects), accompanied on the piano by Andrew Wilson-Dickson. The comic story is intertwined with with seven arias by Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Tom Johnson and Andrew Wilson-Dickson. Buddug's cut it as Orfeo in Canada (for Canada’s Opera Atelier), Lady Capulet in Wales (for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru) and was top butcher at the Royal Welsh Show 1978, so beware of that knife!


Beirniadu'r canu, beirniadu'r perfformiad, beirniadu'r person - faint mor bell gall dyn fynd cyn i'r geirie droi'n gylleth a'r gylleth droi'n gorff? Ymunwch â'r Clouseau Cymraeg - ditectif Gethin Gumshoe i gael gweld!


"She sounds like a Brancusi" New York Times

“great vocal and comic skill” Opera Magazine

“smoky-voiced and striking” The Observer

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